Gerlinde is the founder, President and driving force behind the renowned “Gerlinde Photography, Inc.” which opened in 1977. While still being an astute business woman, she is also a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother.

With her husband’s encouragement and support and the support of her two sons, she started her business in her home. It was not long before her business outgrew that location and moved to its present address.

Gerlinde Photography presently photographs approximately 290 private schools per year, totaling over 50,000 children. In addition to the many schools in our area, Gerlinde Photography also takes family portraits, corporate and executive portraits, Bar & Bat Mitzvahs, both local & destination weddings.

Gerlinde’s clients are all over the USA and her photographers travel to California, New York and wherever their clients need them to photograph events. The studio client list includes many of the well known South Florida families, as well as dignitaries in Washington DC and all over the country.

Gerlinde’s sophisticated, classic portraiture has been part of South Florida for almost 40 years. “Service above self” has always been her motto.

Education

Vocational Photo Fachschule-Giessen, Germany. Studied under Master Photographer Friedrich Jung. Received her photography degree in 1961. Veronica Cass Academy of Photographic Arts – Negative Retouching and Print Enhancement Retouching, Photo Finishing and Freelance work 1965 to 1974 in New York and Freelance work 1974-1977 in Hollywood, Fla.

Past and Current Organizations

National Association of Women Business Owners(NAWBO), Davie Rotary Club since 1987, Ventura Marketing Council, Davie-Cooper City Chamber of Commerce since 1986, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce since 1989, Southwest Broward Chamber ofv Commerce since 1984, Weston Chamber of Commerce since 1996, National Register’s Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals since 1999.

Awards

Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce “Breaking the Glass Ceiling” Award, December 2005, ESP, Top 25 Women Owned Businesses 1994, Nominee Athena Award, 1994, Nominee Avon Women of Enterprise 1995, Kids Crown Award for Best Children Photographer from South Florida Parenting Magazine every year starting in 1997 and inducted into their Hall of Fame in 2008. Vista Award recipient 1998, received the Key to The Town of Davie 1997. Featured in the Miami Herald Business Section. Interviewed on WLRN-TV by Dr. Steven Goldstein for the Business Exchange. Received the 100 Outstanding Women of Broward County 2010 & 2011. Rotarian of The Year 2014-2015. Voted Most Admired Business Person by Kelly School of Business at Indiana University 2015.